Brandon Shima, Seuss & Super Raffles: A Weekend Planner
There are some opportunities for fun and philanthropy this weekend
1. BRANDON SHIMA'S PROM-ISE
Where/When: Memorial Middle School, 7 p.m. Thursday (March 1)
Why Go: Join us for an evening for gorgeous prom gowns, tuxedos and fun.
Brandon's PROMise is an annual prom show to celebrate an honor the life of Brandon Shima, a Mentor High student who lost his life too early. All proceeds to benefit the Brandon A. Shima Anti-Bullying Foundation.
The Mentor High cheerleaders, dance team and American Commodore Dancers will be performing. All models are students at Mentor High.
Pricing: $10 or $5 if you're wearing a Shima "Stay Connected" T-shirt
Where/When: Mentor Public Library's main branch, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday
Why Go: Celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday by building a truffula tree, playing pin-the-mustache-on-the-Lorax, eating birthday cake and reading some Seuss-pendous books.
3. UNITED WAY OF LAKE COUNTY'S SUPER RAFFLE
Where/When: Great Lakes Mall, 5:30 p.m. Friday
The local chapter of the United Way is also kicking off its annual Feed Lake County drive at the mall Friday.
Where/When: Mentor Marsh Nature Preserve, 2 p.m. Sunday
Why Go: Look for signs of wildlife such as tracks and nests that show the animals that use the preserve as a vital habitat over the winter. Identification guides will be available.
5. FISH FRY
Where/When: Knights of Columbus #947 headquarters at 987 Mentor Ave, Painesville, 4 p.m. Friday
Why Go: Lenten season means fish on Fridays. Enjoy Lake Erie perch, cole slaw, fries and more.
We realize there are going to be a lot of fish fries this Lent. Put them on our event calendar and we'll make sure to mention them during our weekend planner.